Toc. bri­gade wants two new fire­fight­ers

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Tocumwal Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice has two va­can­cies for new fire­fight­ers to join their team.

Group Cap­tain Mark MacCul­lagh said they want to re­cruit, train up and teach two more fire­fight­ers to join the vol­un­teer ranks.

‘‘Tocumwal has many res­i­dents who are ca­pa­ble of join­ing our team, we just need two more peo­ple to jump on the fire truck with us when we go and help out the com­mu­nity.’’

The Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice is a vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tion which pro­vides pro­tec­tion to com­mu­ni­ties from the threat of fire.

The Tocumwal bri­gade at­tended around 20 call-outs last year and helped pro­tect lives and prop­erty.

“All training and mate­ship will be pro­vided free of charge,’’ Capt MacCul­lagh said.

‘‘We have a great bunch of peo­ple here at the Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice and we want some more peo­ple to come and get in­volved.

“This is a great com­mu­nity here in Tocumwal, so if you’re new to town or want to try some­thing new this is the per­fect chance to meet peo­ple.

“Our goal is to get two more mem­bers this year.’’

If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing the Tocumwal Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice as a vol­un­teer fire­fighter, or as a sup­port mem­ber (that doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily at­tend fires) visit the NSW RFS web­site and click on ‘Join the RFS’ or al­ter­na­tively con­tact the South­ern Bor­der Team of­fice on (02) 6051 1511.

You can also call into the Tocumwal sta­tion in Wise Court if you see the doors open. Vol­un­teers must be over 16.

Jacey and Jes­sima Munro with Yami Deper­alta and Aiah Garma.

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